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SM Adam volume 32/52


[1] Survey plan of the house prior to any alteration by Adam, c1763


Plan of the basement and parlour (ground) storeys of a three-bay wide townhouse, with a garden at the rear. The basement contains the kitchen and domestic rooms, and the ground floor contains an entrance lobby, a court above the kitchen reception rooms, and a bedchamber and dressing room


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 10 feet


Plan of Ground Story / of Sir Laurence Dundas's House Arlington Street (in the hand of William Adam) / Servants Hall / Wash house / Area / Kitchen / Larder / Larder / Area / Butlers Room / Wine Vault / Laundry / Area / Stewards Room / House keepers / Plan of Parlour Story / Porters Hall / Court / Parlour / Drawing Room / Bed Chamr / Dressg Room / Garden / Green Park and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • c1763
    datable to c1763

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (526 x 366)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam






Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 34
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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